Prior to partnering with Wayne to form Beaudoin & Krause-Leemon, David was a partner with McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (now Dentons), where he served as the section leader for McKenna’s commercial litigation practice in Los Angeles. Prior to McKenna, David was an associate and then partner with Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP (which then became McKenna Long & Aldridge). Before becoming a lawyer, David gained significant “real world” business experience as the operations manager of a multi-million dollar business with more than 200 employees. David’s unique combination of real world and “big law” experience allows him to combine sophisticated legal strategy and hands-on insight to craft efficient, economic and creative solutions to help his clients achieve their litigation objectives.
J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, cum laude, Law Review, 1996
B.S., (Business with emphasis on Real Estate Finance), San Diego State University, Dean's Honor List, 1991

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Rating
Southern California Super Lawyers - Most Recent Listings: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015

Professional and Civic Activities
Professor of Property Law – Glendale University College of Law 2007 – Present

Los Angeles County Bar Association
  •  Member, Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee
  •  Member, Amicus Briefs Committee

State Bar of California
  •  Member, Committee on Administration of Justice

"Parol evidence in a post-Riverisland world,” The Daily Journal, June 18, 2013
"Arbitration is Not The End Game,” U.S. Law Week, May 14, 2013
"Door opened for criminal sanctions in civil fraud cases,” The Daily Journal, January 30, 2013
"Guarantors Beware,” March 23, 2009

Seminars & Presentations
"Lorman Legal and Practical Issues of Easements in California,” CLE Seminar – Santa Ana, CA – August 12, 2014
"Lawsuits for Non-Lawyers: The Litigation Process and What You Need to Know to Effectively Manage Litigation Affecting Your Business or Client,” – YPA 360: Young Professional Advisors Networking & Educational Conference
2011 – Pasadena, CA – November 3, 2011
David R. Krause-Leemon
David has a broad range of experience counseling and representing clients in complex commercial, real estate and insurance litigation, including matters involving class actions, commercial, construction and property contract disputes, easement, lien and title disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud and other business and personal torts, unfair business practice and consumer legal remedies act claims, insurance bad faith, and insurance coverage.
David has successfully tried cases to juries and judges in the state and federal courts and has successfully arbitrated cases with AAA, ADR Services and JAMS. David’s successes have come on both sides of the aisle, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. David is also an accomplished appellate lawyer, having successfully argued cases before the California Court of Appeal and the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.